The longest rivalry in AFL’s history is on once again this weekend with Carlton taking on Collingwood. And in NRL, the Australian squad is gearing up for a great clash with the Kiwis.

Lewis Wiseman reports.


The great rivalry, Carlton versus Collingwood.

It’s always a grand occasion whenever these two once-mighty clubs meet.

But the clash has taken on a new significance this time round, as the winner goes a game clear of the loser.

Nathan Buckley, Collingwood Coach: “The shopfront of what we’re doing at the moment hasn’t looked as good as we would like it too.”

Brendon Bolton, Carlton Coach: “We’re under no illusions, we got a lot of work to do and the last few rounds have been a few steps in the right direction.”

The NRL is gearing up for the first international of 2016, Australia versing New Zealand in a Trans-Tasman test on Friday night.

Mal Meninga, Australian Coach: “It’s all about us and how we prepare and what our attitude is gonna be like.”

The match will be Meninga’s first time in charge of the Kangaroos.

Lewis Wiseman, QUT News.